Great Minds: Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a genius and a hard-working, selfless, groundbreaking scientist. A video discusses her work, her personal life, and how impressive both were for the time and place she was born. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Construct a timeline of Marie Curie's life
  • Research the Curie family, the family with more Nobel Prizes than any other
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that YouTube comments can contain material not appropriate for the classroom, though surprisingly these look safe at the time of this review
  • Video is the 23rd in a series of 25
Pros

  • Contains many cross-curricular connections to chemistry, physics, history, and women's studies
  • Includes closed captioning for ease of note taking
  • Engaging puppets keep the audience entertained
Cons

  • None